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for more information. u.s. intelligence, best in the world, f.b.i. first rate organization. talking points believe they will be found and brought to justice and executed, but if this is an international terror attack, repercussions will be severe. if it's home-grown, that will be another stain on american history. that is memo. now to the top story, let's bring in charles krauthammer that joins us from washington. i want to ask you a number of random questions about this situation. we're not going to speculate here. first of all, last night in my analysis, i had no beef with president obama not mentioning the word of terrorism. i said, no, he has to wait until he sees the evidence before he defines it in any way. we know it is terrorism now and president said it's terrorism. i also said he used the word tragedy in a wrong way because it's much more than a tragedy. do you agree with that? >> i agree entirely. obama is not the first to use tragedy in describing events like this. a bus accident is a tragedy and attack is an act of war. when fdr addressed the congress after pearl harbor, he di
, thank you, and f.b.i. director muller, yesterday for joining us last evening and for classified briefing in the capitol. on boston, the tragedy. we want to welcome you here today as our secretary led the department, i think, since 2009, and starting her second term. we're glad you came here for a second hitch. given the recent bombings in boston, we appreciate your efforts. times you lead. we also want to offer you any time if you want to take any, if there are any updates you want to provide for the ongoing efforts in boston. and you're now recognized to do that and for your statement. thank you. welcome. >> thank you, chairman carper and ranking member coburn, members of the committee. for the opportunity to discuss the president's fiscal year 2014 budget request for the department of homeland security. before i begin, as the chairman acknowledged, i would like to say a few words about the attack in boston. our thoughts and our prayers remain with the victims and their families and with the city of boston. d.h.s. is in fact a big part of the boston community. hundreds of our men and wo
.e.a. administrator's award for exceptional service. she's received numerous other awards from the d.e.a., the f.b.i., and local governments. she was appointed superior court judge in los angeles by then-governor arnold swartzen nagger in 2005 and judge o'connell is the assistant supervising judge where she's responsible for supervising three courthouses and 22 bench officers. she's an expert in criminal law. she presides over all aspects of friendly criminal cases before the superior court. and in addition to being well-respected for her demeanor on the bench and her stellar intellect, she's known by her colleagues as a great manager and supervisor, attributes which will serve her well at the busy central district. judge reid o'connell is very active in the southern california legal community. she create add program that brings inner city students to the superior court to educate them about the legal process and to spend time with judges. she teaches continuing education courses to california judges on criminal law. she is an adjunct professor at the law schools of pepper dye dine and -- pepperdine
, former f.b.i. agent, mr. rogers of michigan. such time as he may consume. the chair: the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. rogers: thank you for your work on this. last year you expressed strong reservations about certain privacy protections and you were willing to sit down and work with us to try to find and make sure he we sent that very clear message about protecting privacy in this bill, and i thought the language was excellent and added to that purpose. it is -- it really does prevent any information from being -- in the bill from being misused by a company for anything other than the bill's strictly defined cybersecurity purpose, but this bill adds an important clarification, this amendment, to make congress' intent absolutely clear. to try again to assure the american public this is about security while protecting civil liberties. i urge my colleagues to support this amendment. . barton: reclaiming my time want to thank my staff. also i want to thank the chairman and the ranking member, see nothing other speakers, i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentl
there, you have over $11 million in luxury private jets for the attorney general and the f.b.i. director. are these necessary expenditures? >> no. absolutely not. you can add to that list $116,000 for sunglasses. that really is an eye opener. then the most egregious example at all is $165 million to purchase a prison in the president's home state of illinois, from the state of illinois, the taxpayers have paid for that in spite of the fact that we have four completely empty new federal prisons that have not yet been brought on-line of the it's going to cost $6 million a year to maintain this empty prison and another 70 million to make it operational, all unnecessary when you got four prisons that aren't being used right now. >> gretchen: what do we do about it? senator tom coburn does this every year. he comes out with this waste book and there is outrageous things in there and before you know it, we're to the next year and we're talking about it again. what can we actually do to stop it? >> well, first of all, the most important thing is for the congress to exercise oversite and then t
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